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Presenter directions for Pediatrics Research Day 2020

Poster Presenters: 

Log in to the Mira site to upload a PDF of your poster and a 90-120 second video.  The deadline for upload is Wednesday, February 24th.  For questions or assistance, please email 


Oral Presenters: 

Preparing your 10-minute oral presentation.  One key requirement plus a few helpful tips:

  • Oral presentations will start promptly at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 5th and will take place via Zoom.  This link will be provided the week of PRD.  
  • Presentations should be prepared in PowerPoint and will be 10 minutes in duration (8 minutes for the presentation and 2 minutes for questions).  
  • Aim for no more than 8-10 slides.  You don’t have time to tell all of the details or show all of the data in your project so pick the highlights and spend more time explaining the key findings.  If you have to flip through slides quickly because you have too much data, you’ll lose the audience.
  • Keep it simple:  Make you figures large and clear.  Remake figures that have small fonts or blurry text.  Remove unnecessary elements of complex figures so that the focus is on the key parts.  If you have to say “sorry this is such a busy slide,” or “I don’t mean for you to read all of this,” then you should remove or remake that slide.  Limit the amount of text so the audience can focus on what you have to say.
  • Speak to your audience.  Pediatric Research Day will draw a very general audience.  So, unlike a specialty conference in your area it is best to not to use too many acronyms or specialty jargon.  To be sure that the audience can follow your project, explain the purpose of your project in the first couple of slides in a way that non-specialists can appreciate.  Tell us why your study is novel and why it is important.
  • Practice, Practice, Practice your talk beforehand with your mentor and colleagues.

PRD Pediatrics Poster Format


For more information regarding poster printing through the Department of Pediatrics IS, contact